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Alec Sauchik

Alec Sauchik

Mr. Sauchik practices in the areas of healthcare law and litigation affecting healthcare provider.

Mr. Sauchik is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Health Lawyers Association, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and New York State Bar Association. He is also a frequent lecturer on issues of concern to clients in the healthcare industry.
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What should you do when a hospital approaches you with an offer to buy your practice?  Will the hospital ownership make your practice prosperous and efficient, or will it destroy the goodwill that you have worked so hard to build, and lead to a significant income reduction?

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buyOwning your own practice is one of the most rewarding ways to practice medicine.  Buying an existing practice at the right price could be a great way to immediately tap into an established patient base and avoid the stress and expense of building up a practice from scratch.  It is important, however, to avoid several common mistakes to ensure the smooth transition and post-acquisition value of the practice.   

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starting-smallFrequently, physicians who are looking to open a medical practice ask us a question: what can a healthcare attorney do for me to help me get started?

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super-lawyers-rising-stars-sauchik-giyaur-1We are pleased to announce that Kristina Giyaur, Esq. and Alec Sauchik, Esq. were recently selected as 2014 Super Lawyers New York Rising Stars in healthcare law. Less than 2.5 percent of New York attorneys receive this honor. These selections for this esteemed list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters, Legal division. Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.
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docsWe are pleased to bring you a variety of documents relevant to your practice.  Please visit the document archive.  We are constantly updating this section so visit often.
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Study conducted in Oregon and published in the journal Science finds that after getting health insurance under Medicaid, people went to the emergency room more often than their uninsured counterparts; findings cast doubt on the hope that expanded insurance coverage for the poor will help rein in emergency room costs just as more than two million people are gaining coverage under the Affordable Care Act.  See More Source: New York Times.  

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All healthcare providers are advised that pursuant to Section 6503 of the Federal Patient Protection Affordability Care Act (“PPACA”), all providers using third party billing companies or agencies to submit claims to Medicaid on their behalf are responsible for ensuring that those companies are properly registered and compliant with the NYS Medicaid Program as per the regulations promulgated by the Office of Medicaid Inspector General ("OMIG"). Since February 2011, OMIG has made a list of the currently enrolled billing service agencies available for general public on its website. 

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Healthcare practitioners need to be aware of revised, heightened patient privacy requirements.  On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") released new rules expanding protections afforded by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”).  The rules are expected to place greater burdens on healthcare practices and affiliated entities than ever before.   

The new rule’s focus is two-fold: more individual protections for patients, and higher privacy protection obligations on practices and affiliated entities, with tougher penalties resulting from privacy breaches. 

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